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Old 11-07-2015, 02:50   #1
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Ship in heavy weather twists.

I found this interesting.
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Re: Ship in heavy weather twists.

They are designed to twist. But not so much they snap
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Re: Ship in heavy weather twists.

Ha, scared the crap out of me on my first trip. The worst is the way they whip like an arrow when you fall down a big hole. Oh and the way the pipework screams and screeches as the ship flexes. Good video, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ship in heavy weather twists.

That is much more motion in the structure than I would have expected. Might take awhile to get used to.
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Re: Ship in heavy weather twists.

Here's an interesting movie trailer that goes with this topic: Movie Trailer for 'The Finest Hours' - The Remarkable True Story of the SS Pendleton Rescue - gCaptain
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Re: Ship in heavy weather twists.

I thought this was going to be about an infamous long thin monohull that did the same.
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Re: Ship in heavy weather twists.

If they can't bend this sort of stuff happens .. http://www.seanews.com.tr/images/art...-comfort-1.jpg

Many many moons ago I was on a large passenger ship which was quite literally cut from behind the bridge down to the maindeck... I imagine that was and still is standard practice.. so that the ship could bend.... nice little brass plates on the deck to cover the gap.. about a 12 inch void between cabins etc in way of the cut.. all very neat... most would never ever notice it.
Likewise catwalks on tankers have little 'expansion gaps' on them so they aren't rigid.. not that many tankers have catwalks these days.
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Re: Ship in heavy weather twists.

Cool video. The first one I was on when I was 19 wasn't so new. She was a rusty old ore carrier built in the 50's, pretty big too, over 700 feet.

When you were in the tunnel on her, not only would she flex but the lighting would dim and fade as the electrical connections worked pretty spooky for a kid from the suburbs.

Coincidentally two of her sister ships (total of 3) were destroyed by fire, one with the loss of life, the other after a collision with a bridge.

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Re: Ship in heavy weather twists.

Makes sense, like large airplane wings that flex so they do not break. With that said I never thought of ships doing that and I would have freaked the first time I saw that in person!
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